[Amended 7-1997; 11/4/2014]
For Electoral purposes the Town shall consist of one district.
All Council members and other Town Officers (Town Clerk, Director of Human Services and Town Sergeant) shall be elected at large. However, the Moderator and Clerk of each Voting District shall be elected by the qualified electors of that District. All elected officials shall be qualified electors and residents of the Town.
* NOTE: Per R.I. General Law 2009, Article 17, Voting District Moderators and Clerks are now appointed.
Elections for all Town offices which are filled by the vote of the electors of the Town shall be held biennially on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in each even numbered year; provided, however, that special elections shall be scheduled as provided by law. All such Town elections shall be conducted pursuant to applicable provisions of the election laws of the State.
There shall be a canvassing authority appointed by the Council, which shall provide party representation as authorized by the Constitution and laws of the State. The canvassing authority shall be known as the Board of Canvassers, and shall be vested with all the powers and duties now or hereafter vested by law in the canvassing authority or Board of Canvassers of the Town. All members of said authority or Board now in office shall continue as members thereof until their successors have been appointed and qualified. All members shall be qualified electors and residents of the Town during their term of office.